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GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) on the ESA Envisat satellite produced by UPA

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Abstract: Launched in March 2002 by the European Space Agency (ESA), Envisat is the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of the Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. The Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) onboard the Envisat spacecraft is designed to meet the ... View entire text
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Description: Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC via the THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services) server at the URL listed in this metadata record. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL:
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: United Kingdom Multi-Mission Processing and Archiving Facility (UK-MM-PAF), Europa House, The Crescent, Southwood, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0NL, United Kingdom
Dataset Title: ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST L2P format
Dataset Series Name: ENVISAT AATSR 1km dual view SSTskin produced by the UK-MM-PAF
Dataset Release Date: 2009-05-29
Dataset Release Place: UK-MM-PAF, Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: UK-MM-PAF on behalf of ESA
Version: 1.5
Other Citation Details: AATSR Data provided by the ESA. ESRIN, Frascati Italy.
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-05-27
Stop Date: 2012-04-08
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: revisit ~once every 2-3 days
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None (ESA category-1 data agreement is required to access full ENVISAT AATSR data products)
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: at
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Phone: (301) 713-3272 x133
Fax: FAX: (301) 713-3300
Email: Kenneth.Casey at
Contact Address:
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center SSMC3, 4th Floor, Room 4853, Route: E/OC1 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23